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ACT English Practice: Commas

Instructions:

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question 1 of 3

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

My new superweapon can fire bullets made of plasma dry ice and pure titanium

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1. Reaching for his cape and mask the superhero headed out to save the day.

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Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Marcie's power is, invisibility, but she can only become invisible when she drinks the magic potion.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your knowledge of comma placement in lists and phrases. You'll need to be able to answer multiple choice questions correctly in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to test your understanding of the following:

  • Comma placement in lists
  • Comma placement in introductory phrases
  • Using commas and conjunctions to connect clauses
  • Knowing when commas are unnecessary in sentences

Skils Practiced

  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of commas in sentence structure
  • Problem solving- use acquired English knowledge to solve multiple choice questions about comma placement
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about commas and conjunctions.

Additional Learning

To learn more about comma usage in ACT English, review the accompanying lesson on Commas in ACT English. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know how to use commas to separate list items in a sentence
  • Understand how to use commas to separate introductory phrases from the rest of the sentence
  • Understand how to use commas and conjunctions to connect one clause to the next
  • Remember that lists of two items don't require a comma between them
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